Monthly Book Roundup for October

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Hello fellow bookworms! I suck at finding time to read! No, that’s a lie, I think I’m in another reading slump… Why am I only getting through 3 books a month? Honestly, I’m the worst bookworm you’ll ever meet! Anyway, here’s the measley amount I read this month…

What books have I read this month?

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

What am I currently reading?

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Average Rating: 4.3

Number of total pages read: 1,242 pages

Books read toward 2017 Book Challenge goal: 39.5/52 books (I put my goal down because I am a weak human being)

Books I plan to read in November:

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The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

I’m only setting one book to read next month because knowing me that’s all I’ll read and I’ll be a failure of a bookworm…

What do you think of the books I’ve read this month? What about the ones I plan on reading? Leave your comments below, and book recommendations are always welcome!

Happy November and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

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Monthly Book Roundup for September

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Hello fellow bookworms! Where has September gone? I feel like this month really has flown by (I think I say that about every month?) I’m back at uni now and already drowning in work, but I’m still continuing to blog when I can. I also haven’t been able to read as much, although I’m using my time when I’m early to uni to get some reading done, and audiobooks have also become my friends for my long commute twice a week. However, I’m trying to read some shorter books now (with the theory that I can get through them quicker…) and I’m only 3 books behind my Goodreads Reading Challenge schedule (my life revolves around that thing I’m not sorry).

What books have I read this month?

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, Jack Thorne & John Tiffany (5 stars)

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The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (4 stars)

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Audiobook) by JK Rowling, narrated by Stephen Fry (5 stars)

I’ve just realised it’s been a very Rowling-filled September… not that I’m complaining!

Side note: Stephen Fry was an absolutely incredible narrator for Harry Potter, and I will try to write a review for the audiobook (somewhen…)

What am I currently reading?

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Speeding through this one, it’s very good so far!

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Average Rating: 4.6 stars

Number of total pages read: 1,652 pages (not too shabby)

Books read toward 2017 Book Challenge goal: 37/55 books

Books I plan to read in October:

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TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN BY JOHN GREEN

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(I think I’ll just read this in October, just over and over and over…)

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

I think I said I’d read this in my last Monthly Roundup… I will read it this month!

What do you think of the books I’ve read this month? What about the ones I plan on reading? Leave your comments below, and book recommendations are always welcome!

Happy October and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

Monthly Book Roundup for August

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Hello fellow bookworms! August has gone way too quickly for my liking, but I’m very pleased with what I have been able to read this month! To step up my game, I have had 3 books on the go for the majority of the month to try and catch up with my reading goal, especially with starting uni again in a few weeks!

What books have I read this month?

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Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling 

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Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman

What am I currently reading?

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Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

Average Rating: 4.7

Number of total pages read: 1,416

Books read toward 2017 Book Challenge goal: 33/55 books

Books I plan to read in September:

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The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

The BBC series has just started and the quicker I read this, the sooner I can catch up on the episodes I miss! I’ll probably then end up wanting to finish the book series, which includes…

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The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

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Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

I cannot resist this book much longer!!

What do you think of the books I’ve read this month? What about the ones I plan on reading? Leave your comments below, and book recommendations are always welcome!

Happy September and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

Monthly Book Roundup for July


Hello fellow bookworms! July has been a month for slowly pulling me out my reading slump! Into The Water was a bit of a drag to get through, but Everything I Never Told You was a much better read, and put me back on track to finish off the month coming out of my horrible slump. I am hoping to have a much better reading month in August, reading a new trilogy, but let’s have a look at what I managed to accomplish in July…

What books have I read this month?


Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Late Fragments by Kate Gross

What am I currently reading?


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Average Rating:3.7

Number of total pages read: 928 (+ whatever I’ve read of MPHFPC))

Books read toward 2017 Book Challenge goal: 29.5/ books

So not bad, I guess, but I am already hooked on Miss Peregrine’s, I can’t believe it has taken me this long to get round to reading the trilogy!

Books I plan to read in August:


Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs

…I’ll see what I feel like after that, I sometimes prefer stand alone books after reading a series, but there are so many series I want to read I might just have to dive into the next one!

UPDATE- I want to also try and re-read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child before I see the play in September!

What do you think of the books I’ve read this month? What about the ones I plan on reading? I hope you have all had a great reading month! Leave your comments below, and book recommendations are always welcome!

Happy August and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

Monthly Book Roundup for June


Hello fellow bookworms! I hope everyone has had a wonderful start to their summer months (or winter depending where you are in the world!), and got loads of reading done! I had a so-so reading month in June, my book count isn’t spectacular but the length of one of the books makes it slightly more acceptable. So without going on too much, let me share with you the books I read in June…

What books have I read this month?

  • Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
  • …currently reading Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Average Rating: 4

Number of total pages read: 1,241

Okay, maybe that is a bit embarrassing; the mid-year reading slumps are hitting me hard, but I’m trying my best to fight them!

Books read toward 2017 Book Challenge goal: 26/55 books

Books I plan to read in July:

  • Finish Into the Water by Paula Hawkins – I have an uncorrected proof copy of this book I was kindly leant, so I’m very excited to read this!
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Mass – I’ve only heard amazing things about this author and series, the premise is very compelling
  • Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson and Robin Wasserman – I’ve had a bit of a break from Shadowhunters now, and I admit I am having some withdrawal symptoms! I cannot wait to dive into these novellas, and what’s even better, I can scatter read it, and have it as an ongoing book, reading others in between if I find myself really desperate to read other books.

What do you think of the books I’ve read this month? What about the ones I plan on reading? Leave your comments below, and book recommendations are always welcome!

Happy July and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

Monthly Book Roundup- since January…

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Hello fellow bookworms! It feels so amazing to be back blogging again, and I have been desperate to update you all on what I have been reading since I’ve been on my break. I’m starting from January, because all December books were featured in my 2016 Roundup! It really doesn’t seem like that long ago, so I can’t believe I’m sitting here writing about the last 5 months! Anyway, I have a lot to share with you today, so here is my ‘Monthly Book Roundup’ for the last 5 months…

What books have I read since January?

  • The Elite by Kiera Cass
  • Nest by Terry Goodkind
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green (re-read)
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  • The One by Kiera Cass
  • Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
  • The Mortal Instruments series (Books 1-6) by Cassandra Clare
  • The Infernal Devices trilogy (Books 1-3) by Cassandra Clare
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (re-read)
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (re-read)
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling (re-read)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (re-read)
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (Book 1 in The Dark Artifices)
  • …currently reading Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare (Book 2 in The Dark Artifices)

I am really pleased with how I started the year, and I am one book ahead of schedule to complete my challenge, so I’m in a good place at the moment. There have been times when I had to slow down because of uni or other commitments, but I am certainly finding the time now summer break is here to catch up with my TBR.

Average Rating:  4.6

Number of total pages read: 9,872

Books read toward 2017 Book Challenge goal: 23.5/55 books

Books I plan to read in June:

  • … finish reading Lord of Shadows
  • Maybe a classic? Or a new series? Some YA? Open to suggestions here!

I’m super excited to see where the rest of the year takes me, and from now on I will be doing regular monthly updates to save the big ones from the end of the year!

What do you think of the books I’ve read this month? What about the ones I plan on reading? Leave your comments below, and book recommendations are always welcome too!

Happy June and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂

Monthly Book Roundup- November

Hello fellow bookworms! As you may have seen yesterday, I posted about retiring from blogging for a short while in the New Year. However, this does not mean I stop now! Here is this month’s Book Roundup!

What books have I read this month?

  • …finished Confessions: The Paris Mysteries by James Patterson
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay by JK Rowling
  • …currently reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • …currently reading The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion

So not an amazing reading month but I did have a deadline so I forgive myself…

Average Rating:  5

Number of total pages read: 608+ (412 pages of OOTP and 94 pages of The Rosie Effect)= 1,114 approx.

Books read toward 2016 Book Challenge goal: 47/50 books (almost there!!)

Books I plan to read in December:

  • …finish Order of the Phoenix
  • …finish The Rosie Effect
  • In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

I’m very excited about getting to the last two books on my list, they have been on my TBR for quite a while now and I’m just itching to read them.

What do you think of the books I’ve read this month? What about the ones I plan on reading? Leave your comments below, and book recommendations are always welcome too!

Happy December and Happy Blogging!

Jade 🙂